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AMD And ARM: No Guts, No Glory

AMD, which a few years back made itself into a powerful rival to Intel with the introduction of its advanced Opteron server processors only to see its share of that market drop to single digits, this week showed real cojones with its decision to embrace the ARM processor design which not only competes with Intel processors but with the Opteron.

AMD's decision to launch 64-bit ARM processors in 2014 shouldn't have been a complete surprise given AMD's February move to acquire SeaMicro, a developer of low power consumption servers which already use low power consumption Xeon and Atom processors from rival Intel.

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